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»»» We are currently not providing any training or workshops (May 2024).

So, you want to raise more money. But you don't know where to start. You're not alone.

Nonprofits need a diversified funding strategy if they want to survive. And they need a robust development plan if they want to grow and thrive.

This half-day interactive workshop provides benchmarking data so you can see how your nonprofit stacks up against the competition. You'll also consider your organization's past results as well as new ways of raising money.

Participants will leave with conversation starters and actionable ideas to take back to other board and staff members.

TARGET AUDIENCE Nonprofit Staff and Board Members
EXPERIENCE LEVEL Any
FORMAT Workshop
DURATION Half Day

Participant Outcomes

You can expect to learn the following:

  • The truth about who gives, how much, and to whom
    (The answers will surprise you!)
  • The most (and the least) effective fundraising activities
  • The #1 reason why you need a written fundraising plan
  • 10 steps for guaranteed fundraising success
  • The one surprisingly simple thing you can do that will raise more money
  • Easy and effective ways to engage your board in fundraising

Participants will receive an easy-to-use checklist to help explore your current revenue streams and consider new sources of funding. You'll also receive planning templates to help develop a fundraising plan for your organization.


About the Instructor

Laura Rhodes is a Certified Fund Raising Executive and fundraising trainer who has 20+ years of experience working with - and for - nonprofits. As a former program officer with an international corporate foundation, Laura brings a unique perspective to the fundraising process. She knows what works, what doesn't, and why.

Contact Laura to schedule this training!


What People Say About This Workshop

I feel like I left the class with concrete ideas on ways to improve our fundraising efforts. I'm already using the bonus materials!

I can't tell you how much your classes have taught me and how valuable they are going to be to our Chamber!

The most useful part was seeing the bigger picture – that there's more to fundraising than 'the ask.' I feel so powered up and ready to take on the world!

As an individual who is new to the development world, I have gone to a lot of trainings, listened to a million podcasts, and read a ton of articles, and I honestly think your trainings have been the best I have been to thus far. So keep up the good work!


Upcoming Dates for this Program

No events are currently scheduled. Contact Laura to schedule an event in your area.

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